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T&T’s senior women’s captain Maylee Attin-Johnson said that the period spent together by members of the team during the recent Concacaf Championship in the United States has left them a much tighter bunch than they were previously.

The players on the current roster would have been together for training camps in Trinidad over the past two years, another training camp in England and one in Houston as well as tournaments such as the Pan American Games in Guadalajara where they drew with hosts Mexico 1-1 in 2011 and the CAC Games. But Attin-Johnson said the recent trip has certainly topped the list.

“It’s been a fantastic experience with these young ladies. We became sisters during this tournament,” she said.

“We did everything as a team and we left everything out there on the field everytime we played a match. There were no regrets.

“We gave everything and that is all we can ask of ourselves.”

She noted that the next few days would be critical towards T&T’s qualifying chances as the team heads off to Mexico for a training camp before going to Quito for the away leg of the playoff with Ecuador on November 8.

“We know everything is being done to ensure we get the best preparation possible but how we approach it and maintain our focus is the key right now. I strongly believe we can go there and get a result and then come back home and seal the qualification on December 2,” said the Central FC player.